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Old 01-03-2020, 06:55 PM
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Recently picked up a used 57M in 17 hmr. Looking for input on a good scope for the rifle. It’s primary use will be a walking varminter for ground squirrels offhand out to 150 yards.

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Old 01-04-2020, 05:40 AM
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I'd pick a variable 5 to 16 range in Leu to Nikon.
Price would be choice factor.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:19 AM
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I agree with the above answer. For your purpose, up to 16x might be fine.
I used my 17hmrs for bench shooting, so I was a fan of the Leupold VX3 6.5-20x.
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:15 AM
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I have two HMRs. Both have 6x20s on them and I don’t feel over scoped. 6 is fine on the low end and 20 is nice on long shots or for precise shot placement. Only negative is that the scopes are larger.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:51 AM
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Weaver V24 w/ballistic ax reticle's, there not to big and you will not have any trouble seeing 17cal. holes at 100 yrds or beyond or seeing squirrels at 6X l punch mostly paper all my 22s have V22 w/ballistic reticles you can still find them.
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:01 PM
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Leupold

From all I've seen most Coopers like Leupolds or is it Leupolds like Coopers.
I;m working on 200 mtrs and have an LRP 8.5-25x50 FFP , not the best up close just wonders @ 100 mtrs p[lus.
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:35 PM
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I like a straight 6X, but I'm in a very small minority - may even be a group of one.

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Old 04-13-2020, 10:38 AM
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scope for .17HMR

I have an old glossy Leupold VariXIII 3.5-10 AO that came with 4 custom dots installed in it. It was a gunshow find in Denver for cheap. Turns out the small dots are fabulous as you can zero the one on the cross-hair at 100 yards, then the rest fall on 50 yd increments at 150, 200 and 250 yards on my Cooper 57M.17HMR Sporter. Great HMR scope, but it worked well on a .222 I had and a .204 Ruger too. I'd be fine with it as a scope for any sporter rifle I own, rimfire or CF.

On the 57M .22LR Sporter I own, I have a Leupold VX4.5-14x40 with AO and a VH reticle. It is also a decent scope and would make a nice .17HMR scope.
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Old 04-13-2020, 05:19 PM
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Leupold 4.5x14x40ao leupold base and low rings
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:18 PM
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I have two 17HMRs, an Anschutz 1517MPR and a Sako Finnfire II. The Annie is a great bench gun and longer range prairie dog shooter off sand bags. The Sako is lighter with a sport barrel, much better as a walking varminter. Here's the kicker, I have a Leupold VX-3 on the Annie and a VX-3i on the Sako, both scopes are 3.5-10X. Having tried other scopes on them, these are my favorites.
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I am a fan of target dot reticles. most of my rimfires have the Nikon 3-9x40 EFR with AO. The parralax on these can be adjusted down to 10 yards. I think they are great value for the money. I have also a few Leupolds in the VXII(2) model 3-12 and 6-18. All with AO as the parralax adjusts low as well, 15yards I think. These I find used.
I have taken a squirel @ 135 yards with the Nikon 3-9 efr on my Sako P94 sporter.

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FOr the loot.
Nikon has quit making scopes, but if you can find a new m tactical 3x12. I just ordered another one. Already had one. Has good features for price paid.
30mm
Exposed adjustable turrents.
Side parallax adjustment.
Nice reticle. Where you can judge wind hold and elevation if you don’t want to dial.
Good scope for extending range of hmr. Reticle is nice for target work too. Not thick.
They make them with either the moa reticle and milliradian reticles.
Approx $400. Won’t break the bank yet give buyer some nice features.

https://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/...-mk1-mrad.html

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Old 05-11-2020, 05:40 PM
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I've been very happy with the 4-16x Zeiss Victory I put on my JSR.

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